Doctoral Dissertations


"This research has three goals. The first goal is to develop a software interface (supervisor) to support and control a variety of interactive subsystem modules; thus eliminating manual scheduling of interactive jobs. The second goal is to develop a common methodology for interactive subsystem design. The third goal is to develop a linear systems analysis package using the facilities developed under the first two goals. A software interface (supervisor) to support and control a variety of interactive subsystem modules is described. The supervisor operates under the constraints of a large multiprogramming variable task operating system as opposed to a time sharing system. The supervisor not only eliminates the manual scheduling of interactive jobs, but also provides interactive users with a powerful dynamic linking mechanism. The supervisor permits the access of disk stored interactive modules in a random fashion. A methodology for developing interactive subsystems is presented. The problems of communicating between different high level languages are investigated and solutions are presented. In particular, a problem oriented language, interactive translator, is implemented using PL/1. The graphics service routines for this translator are coded in FORTRAN and ASSEMBLER languages. The techniques for adding graphics routines to existing programs, especially simulation languages, are formalized. A computer aided design program to assist in the initial phases of linear systems design is described. This program, developed for use at an on-line graphics terminal, allows the designer to describe a linear system in standard control engineering terms, and experiment with design alternatives during initial creative design phases"--Abstract, pages ii-iii.


Taylor, Javin M.

Committee Member(s)

Carson, Ralph S.
Tracey, James H.
Stigall, Paul D.
Lund, Louis H., 1919-1998


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date



viii, 77 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-64)


© 1972 Archie Golden Lambert, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Interactive computer systems -- Design
Computer-aided design
Operating systems (Computers) -- Design

Thesis Number

T 2767

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